Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Popo Salinas set to take on undefeated Steven Ortiz


After months of speculation on when Youngstown's top pro prospect would once again climb between the ropes, Alejandro Popo Salinas has a fight date.

Salinas, 24, will take on undefeated Philadelphia native Steven Ortiz in an 8-round lightweight bout on Friday, September 20 at the Parx Casino located in suburban Philadephia in Bensalem Township.

Like Salinas, the 26-year-old Ortiz (10-0, 3 KOs) has only fought one time in 2019, a unanimous decision victory over Jeremy Cuevas for the vacant USA Pennsylvania State Lightweight Tittle back in February.  

For Salinas (10-2, 9 KOs), this will be his first bout since he stopped Pablo Capul in Atlantic City in March.

This won't be the first time that Salinas has stepped into the ring with a fighter with an unblemished record in recent years.

In September of 2017, Salinas defeated the then 12-0-2 Duran Vue by unanimous decision in Las Vegas in a bout that was televised live on Fox Sports 1.

Stay tuned for more information on this bout.

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